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Hook Lighthouse

Hook Head lighthouse


Hook Lighthouse on the famous Hook Peninsula is the oldest operational lighthouse in the World.

Well worth visiting when in the Wexford area as many customers choose too.


Tight Lines

Sea Trout on lure


It is great when customers keep in touch as Graham did this week to showcase recent success catching this fine Sea Trout on a Hansen hard metal lure.


“He put up a serious fight on the light gear. I seen him jump, cast towards him and 2 seconds later BANG “






Time Of Year




Smooth Hound’s

Smooth Hounds (Mustelas asterias) provide great sport during the summer months with Wexford beaches showing large numbers of hard fighting smoothies each year, double figure specimens are always a strong possibility. Common and Starry Smooth Hound are a both members of the shark family.

Bait fishing using fresh or frozen peeler crab baits is the most common method. When peeler is not available Hermit crab is a good alternative as can Ragworm be especially when hounds are available in large numbers.  Recent sessions saw plenty of smoothies caught along with the occasional dogfish.


smooth hound


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If you would like to successfully target Smooth Hounds get in touch to create your bespoke Workshop or Guided day, all equipment and baits are provided where needed and a great overall experience is always on the cards.